How to lock my Mac between specific times?

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  1. pcf macrumors newbie

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    Hey all.

    I want to lock myself out of my Mac between specific times (00.00-08.00), so that I don't spend my nights on the computer.

    The only alternatives I found has all to do with child-proofing/restricting stuff, and/or setting up a "child account" and restricting that.

    I would like to avoid that, since I am the only user of the Mac.

    Does anyone know of any software that actually locks the whole computer and uses a different password than the administrator/user password?

    Thanks!
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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  3. pcf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Those apps block Internet for you, but I want to lock the ENTIRE COMPUTER with a password that is different from my user account password...
     
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Try some programs on the following site. If that isn't to your liking, you can do your own internet searching.

    http://www.miniarray.com/how-i-force-myself-to-take-breaks/
     
  5. pcf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for that tip!

    However, the Pomodoro software he uses only has intervals for 25-35 minutes, while I'm looking for something that could lock the Mac for eight hours or so.

    Maybe I could modify Pomodoro, or use another program to change keyboard layout momentarily? (As is his method.)
     
  6. shaunp macrumors 65816

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